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ROLLING STONES’ SAX GREAT BOBBY KEYS DEAD

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 2, 2014

Bobby Keys, the Rolling Stones saxophone player for more than 40 years and famous for that immortal sax solo in ‘Brown Sugar’, has died. Keys who had been unwell for months, was replaced on the recent Australian tour by Karl Denson. Born in 1943 in Texas, Keys started out playing…

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PLUG IN AND PLAY ANYWHERE!

Posted in Accessories, Gear    //    Post Date - December 2, 2014

On Stage Mini Plug in Guitar Amps Practice your electric guitar whenever you want with the OSGA5000MI. Simply plug the OSGA5000MI directly into your guitar, plug in your favourite headphones, and rock out in privacy. No cable necessary. Tone and Gain controls let you tailor the sound from sparkling clean…

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GUY PEARCE/DARREN MIDDLETON ‘BROKEN/TRANSLATIONS’ TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 1, 2014

On the surface, an unusual coupling of artists for a tour. However Darren Middleton, former Powderfinger guitarist and now a respected solo artist in his own right, teams up with acclaimed actor, singer-songwriter Guy Pearce to perform in intimate venues around the country from New Year’s Eve.  “Guy and I…

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WATCH/NICK WALES – MUSIC COMPOSER – ‘AM I’ Dance production

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 30, 2014

As part of the 2014 Melbourne Festival, Sydney’s Shaun Parker & Company presented Am I, an ambitious dance production featuring the music of Nick Wales. Greg Phillips caught up with Nick on the set of the show to discuss the creation of the music and how he tries find that…

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Steinberg UR44 Audio Interface

Posted in Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - November 30, 2014

Product: Steinberg UR44 Audio Interface Reviewer: Christopher Steller Distributor: Yamaha Australia Steinberg’s UR-Series interfaces have been around for a few years now, with their higher end units paving the way for the now ubiquitous UR22. I’ve had some students and clients working with the UR22 in the last couple of…

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RAILWAY HOTEL BRUNSWICK BACK ON TRACK

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - November 28, 2014

Great to see that the Railway Hotel in Brunswick (Melbourne) at 291 Albert St, has been back in action for a few weeks now, providing yet another quality venue for artists and punters to enjoy. Next week the hotel will be hosting two record launches; The Horns (Friday) and The…

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KINGS OF CHAOS CURRENT LINE UP A SPIN OUT!

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 28, 2014

The new lineup of supergroup Kings of Chaos includes: Steven Tyler, Billy Gibbons, Robin Zander, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, Gilby Clarke and Nuno Bettencourt. The band are currently at Sun City in South Africa performing the songs of Aerosmith, Guns n Roses, ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, Extreme and more. The…

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BEST SINGER/GUITARIST POLL. VOTE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A YAMAHA GUITAR

Posted in Gear, Special Features    //    Post Date - November 27, 2014

Vote now in our Best Australian & International Singer/Guitarist Poll for a chance to win a Yamaha FG650MSLTD Solid Top Acoustic Guitar. We’ve all seen the polls for best guitarist, the shred meisters and tone masters. The best frontman polls have also been done to death. But what about those…

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OUR 2014 ARIA AWARDS WRAP

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 27, 2014

by Greg Phillips The 2014 ARIA Awards have been run and won and there’s nothing left to do but examine them, so let’s do that. Arguments about how the ARIAs are televised aside (I’ll get to that in a minute), the awards do spotlight Australia’s increasingly important contribution to the…

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HAMISH ANDERSON’S ‘RESTLESS’ YEARS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 26, 2014

It wasn’t so long ago that singer, songwriter and guitarist Hamish Anderson was hawking his undiscovered bluesy wares on Triple J’s Unearthed. Now he flits between Melbourne and LA, recording and performing with some of the world’s finest musicians. As he tells Greg Phillips, life ain’t so bad at all….

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